ORLANDO, Fla. (April 6, 2016) — Track Shack Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently awarded $30,000 to 16 area schools and organizations that provide health and fitness education and encourage young people to participate in a wide range of sports and fitness related activities in Orange, Seminole and Lake counties.
Many of these schools and organizations have very little to no funds to support these fitness programs and reach out to groups such as the Track Shack Foundation for assistance.  After reviewing several applications, Track Shack Foundation proudly announces its most recent grant recipients and their exceptional programs:

• Central Florida Gliders, Altamonte Springs, Track Club

• Easter Seals Florida, Winter Park, Camp Challenge

• Edgewater High School, Orlando, Girls Basketball

• Edgewater High School, Orlando, Track

• Evans High School, Orlando, Cheerleading Camp

• Evans High School, Orlando, Girls Track

• Foundation for Foster Children, Winter Park, Fostering Success

• Lake Nona High School, Orlando, Cross Country Summer Camp

• MicheLee Puppets, Orlando, Extreme Health Challenge

• OCA Opportunity Community Ability, Orlando, Summer Camp

• Seminole High School, Sanford, Track & Field

• The Gift of Swimming, Winter Garden, Healthy Kids Through Swimming 

• Wekiva High School, Apopka, Girls & Boys Track Teams

• West Orange High School, Winter Garden, Track & Field

• Windy Ridge K-8 School, Orlando, Morning Mile

• Winter Park Day Nursery, Winter Park, Preschool Education Program

Financial support of the local organizations is made possible by runners and walkers who actively take part in Track Shack’s local running events. Race proceeds positively impact the community and improve the quality of life for so many. “We would like to thank all of the individual contributors who have made donations over the past year in support of the wonderful youth programs,” said Betsy Hughes, co-owner of Track Shack.   “Without our dedicated runners, customers and donors, these grants would not be possible.”  

About Track Shack Foundation

Founded in 1994, the Track Shack Foundation’s purpose is to promote a foundation for lifelong health and wellness through an active lifestyle with an emphasis on youth programs in the Central Florida community. To date, over $2 million has been committed to the local community, supporting a variety of different programs.  The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that was founded by Jon and Betsy Hughes, co-owners of Track Shack and Track Shack Events, and is managed by a Board of Trustees who have an interest in and dedication to the mission.  For more information about the Track Shack Foundation, please visit the website.

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